Fight at Northward jail lands inmate in hospital

| 05/03/2024 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs and HM Cayman Islands Prison Service have confirmed that a number of prisoners were involved in a fight at HMP Northward on Saturday. One inmate was taken to the hospital in George Town for treatment but released later that day and returned to the prison. In a press release, officials said that staff members had intervened and managed the incident in accordance with internal procedures.

Since then, operations at the prison have continued. The ministry and the prison service are actively monitoring the situation and stated that an update will be provided.

The authorities offered no details about how the fight started, what consequences there may be, how many inmates were involved, or the reason for the unrest.

Prison Director Daniel Greaves has also confirmed that prison officer Derron Watson, who was charged with misconduct in a public office and supplying ganja, has been placed on required leave.

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  1. Junior says:

    Started by locals not getting their own way again. Fact

  2. Anonymous says:

    Can the government do anything right??? Not even the prisons they can run properly SMH. This country is a mess.

  3. Ex Inmate says:

    When Caymanians are arrested and paraded in every media venue to cement their guilt before the public whilst a blind eye is turn to others doing the same illegal and criminal $#@! to empower and and increase their influence and control in the prison i am not saying its right to fight but prisoners must stand up for what is right. This Jamaican situation here needs to be address Governor setting useless entities run and control and influenced by them to continue this criminal and corruption onslaught needs to stop!


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